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i want ride the fat bat

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Post by pridmore » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:11 pm

Hope it arrived without hick-ups, after recent problems... how bad is the cover ? is it beyond help ???

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Post by SDC » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:16 pm

All Good Priddy, Slowy's missus dropped the board to my place this morning - Good on you Billie, you're a champ.

I've cleaned the wax off and cleaned the board up, given it a light 1200 wet and dry sand, and just finished putting the final touches to the artwork. I'll get a few pics up soon.

Board bag isn't in such bad shape, the zipper doesn't work, but I'll see if I can fix it.

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Post by pridmore » Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:34 pm

great stuff, can't wait to see your artwork...thanks alot to Slowly and his missus for their efforts and assistance. SDC, are you up to a bit of an interview with the Manly paper ? ....any plans to do some pics with Butts ??? I am stoked its in Sydney, now we just have to pass it around to all who are keen to have a few surfs on it......

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Post by SDC » Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:14 pm

Planning
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Painting
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Finished - Time for a coldie
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Post by slowy » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:52 am

Great art work SDC, wish I had of dropped off my shorty as well for some work!! PS thanks for the "surf decals" T-shirt, nice little suprise.

I will pass on a few pics to Mark to put up on his site, in short I only got two short surfs on the Bat, as it took 2 days for the ding repair, then the surf got to about 6 foot and the Bat was struggling at maxing Merewether. But would love to have surfed it in smaller conditions as it had plenty of speed and was very bouyant while still responsive..well done Mark on a shape that had to accomodate a lot of various people. It renewed my outlook on my fish/shorty hybrid..so cleaned off the wax and fixed a ding ready for the next swell drop.

Hope all get good waves on the board, and the ding repair holds up..PS there is still a little meat left on the tail is someone else wants to refine the Bat tail and sand it down.
Cheers Ben

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Post by pridmore » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:23 pm

thanks for the artwork and it looks great..also thanks for the repair job Slowly...cant wait to see what happens next and look forward to the feedback and pics ....who's surfing it next ???

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Post by g_u_m_b_y » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:55 pm

pridmore wrote:thanks for the artwork and it looks great..also thanks for the repair job Slowly...cant wait to see what happens next and look forward to the feedback and pics ....who's surfing it next ???


i will...
away next satdi again, but maybe sunday?
im not sure ill just wait in line, have a go when butts has it?

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Post by SDC » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:32 am

Loco4olas,

Can you contact me regarding the board bag for the Aqua Bat

info at surfdecals.com

Cheers

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Post by ric_vidal » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:43 am

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue... well aqua :D

Today’s Manly Daily page 9...

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Post by pridmore » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:46 am

The boardbag hasnt been arranged due to the guy not getting back to me, the company has gone bust...so looks like we need a new board bag, does anybody have a good second handy they want to sell or donate..If not , SDC can I forward you some $ to pick one up ??? I am guessing the other one is beyond help ??? cheers and thanks....

Will ask Butts about boardbag now that he has it...
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Post by pridmore » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:38 am

Thanks for doin the story SDC and cheers for posting it Rv...looks pretty good ....

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Post by Butts » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:49 pm

MP, caught up with SDC this morning at Mona for a few pics. 8)
Grabbed a couple, couditions not the best but SDC managed to show what it could do. :wink:
Too small for water shots unfortunately, we'll get those this weekend me thinks 8) :wink:

Board is now in my jallopy, will get a serious hit out this weekend. 8)
I'll send through some pics a little later :wink:

SDC, very impressive job on the artwork 8) Great to catch up with you this morning 8)

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Post by SDC » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:51 pm

Good to catch you Butts, and have some fun on the Bat.

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Post by ric_vidal » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:28 pm

SDC wrote:Good to catch you Butts, and have some fun on the Bat.

Did ya pat him on the head Benny Hill style, SDC? :lol:

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Post by pridmore » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:36 pm

ric_vidal wrote:
SDC wrote:Good to catch you Butts, and have some fun on the Bat.

Did ya pat him on the head Benny Hill style, SDC? :lol:


I can hear the music now...

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Post by Butts » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:00 pm

ric_vidal wrote:
SDC wrote:Good to catch you Butts, and have some fun on the Bat.

Did ya pat him on the head Benny Hill style, SDC? :lol:

:evil: :arrow: :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by SDC » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:12 pm

Nah, he was too quick

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Post by Surfin Turf » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:16 pm

Butts wrote:Board is now in my jallopy..


let me know if you need a jump start :wink: ... I wouldn't mind checking it out myself ... now that I'm a crash test dummy ...

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